Definition of slacker in English:


Line breaks: slack¦er
Pronunciation: /ˈslakə


  • 1A person who avoids work or effort: the slackers who let the side down by their want of team spirit
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    • Antoine is a layabout slacker who lives in a lounge at a health club where a friend lets him stay.
    • For the most part they're the seekers, slackers, and free spirits who tend to avoid the straight life, such as it is, for as long as they can.
    • In short, they are slackers - but, to their credit, slackers with jobs.
    layabout, idler, shirker, loafer, malingerer, work-dodger, clock-watcher, good-for-nothing, sluggard, slug, laggard
    informal passenger, lazybones, slugabed, couch potato, cyberslacker
    British informal skiver, lead-swinger, scrimshanker
    North American informal gold brick, goof-off
    Australian/New Zealand informal bludger
    French • archaic fainéant
  • 1.1US A person who evades military service.
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    • Yes, we had slackers, draft dodgers and antiwar advocates, but they got short shrift, little attention and almost no press.
  • 1.2chiefly North American A young person (especially in the 1990s) of a subculture characterized by apathy and aimlessness: they are portrayed as dreamy, disenfranchised slackers [as modifier]: slacker culture
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    • Despite their slacker stereotype, many members of Generation X have grown up to be useful and productive members of society.
    • No one can represent an entire generation - including hippies, slackers, and dotcom CEOs.
    • They were a large part of slacker culture, and became poster boys for Generation X.

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